An article posted on Physicians Practice talks about increasing the likelihood of a Good hire. http://www.physicianspractice.com/blog/content/article/1462168/2087151
In addition to all the points mentioned,
- Don't succumb to time pressure
- Clearly define requirements and expectation
- Give candidates a picture of your requirements and expectations
I would add one more thing - the employee must be willing and able to work with EMR systems. If you have one already, test them for their technology savvy-ness and if you are planning to get one, make sure they are not going to be a drag. You need a 100% buy-in from all employees to implement EMR and get the most out of these systems. With help from employees, it can really turn your practice around.